The office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reportedly refusing to comment on his whereabouts after social media users posted images of him on an airliner.
According to CNN reporter Manu Raju, "Cruz's office has not responded to photos on social media showing him traveling to Cancun."
"They haven't confirmed or denied anything yet, not responding since last night. Comes as residents in Texas are left without running water or power amid the winter storm," Raju tweeted Thursday morning.
The Houston Chronicle also failed to get a response from Cruz's office. "Cruz's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the pictures," the local news outlet wrote.
Business Insider wrote that they were "unable to immediately verify the images, and could not immediately reach Cruz or one of his representatives for comment."
According to at least one report posted on Twitter, Cruz jetted off to sunny Cancun while millions of Texans shiver without heat or electricity in frigid temperatures, following devastating winter storms. At least 21 people have died in connection with the storms and resulting outages.
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they've visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn't much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
Cruz's alleged vacation trip sparked outrage online, where Twitter users mocked and scorned him with the hashtag #FlyinTed.
I am actually more shocked to see Ted Cruz masking up properly than I am seeing him flying to Cancun during a National Emergency.
— Jesse Lifson (@DoYouEvenLif) February 18, 2021
What in the hell is the matter with you @tedcruz? How dare you fly to Cancun, Mexico while Texas is in a state of emergency.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 18, 2021
Update...Rich, out of touch Republican abandons constituents during worst storm in a generation for some beach time in Mexico.
This really has to be Ted's worst week on Twitter. #cancuncruz #flyinTed https://t.co/OBP3T7Kmj3
— Zach Leiwant (@ZachLeiwant) February 18, 2021
Of course #FlyinTed would leave his constituents to die in the middle of a historic emergency. From sedition to dereliction of duty, it seems there is no limit to how evil one cowardly fascist can be.
— Corbin H (@PopeHamiltonIII) February 18, 2021
This brings my disdain for #FlyingTed to new heights.
— Teddy Gargiulo (@t3ddywilson) February 18, 2021
Remember leading up to this freeze, @tedcruz was working harder at toppling our #democracy than serving the people of Texas.#FledCruz, #FlyingTed or #CancunCruz ???
— Mark (@Mark35095439) February 18, 2021
Hey @tedcruz why are you flying to Cancun while people in your state are literally freezing? Is this what you call leadership? pic.twitter.com/eJz2xozJ5E
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) February 18, 2021
Yo I'm starting to think Republicans really suck at this whole government thing #flyingTed
— Quagland Clevemire (@quag_land) February 18, 2021
You gotta say.....
It's quite the self-own 😂😂
Ted Cruz goes to Cancun in a Patagonia fleece, not knowing that the label @patagonia created was *literally* designed for Grade-A hobgoblins like him.
😭 😭 pic.twitter.com/A6fhBLKX5I
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) February 18, 2021